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Author Name:    HORN, Pamela.

Title:   Victorian Town Child.

Publisher:    New York University Press, New York, 1997, ISBN:0814735754 

Seller ID:   108171

HORN, Pamela. The Victorian Town Child. New York : New York University Press, (1997). Pp (9), 2-248. Illustrated. Large 8vo, red cloth boards. "As nineteenth-century Britain became increasingly urbanized and industrialized, the number of children living in towns grew rapidly. In The Victorian Town Child, Pamela Horn examines the lives Victorian children led: the schools they attended; the jobs they performed; their health and welfare; and their leisure pursuits. At the same time, Horn considers the increasing divisions within urban society, not only between market towns and major manufacturingand trading centers, but spatially within individual towns, as rich and po or became more segregated. The better-off, Horn finds, moved to the suburbs, and this affected the education and lifestyles of their offspring. [...] Drawing on contemporary accounts and original research, The Victorian Town Child describes in detail the changing lives of all classes of Victorian town children, from those of prosperous business and professional families toworking-class families, where unemployment and overcrowding were particula r problems." -- from dust jacket Very good in dust jacket. 30.00


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